Materials Science and Engineering News
Monday, November 25, 2013
Three-year, $1.165 million award to Professor Reinhold Dauskardt is part of the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to make solar fully competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020.
Stanford Engineering Hero William J. Perry looks ahead to North American energy independence and back at a career In national defense
Friday, November 22, 2013
A professor emeritus of Management Science and Engineering, Perry has advised presidents, served as Secretary of Defense and dismantled nuclear weapons
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A new study by Stanford scientists overturns a widely held explanation for how organic photovoltaics turn sunlight into electricity.
Friday, November 15, 2013
A team of Stanford and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Research could aid development of more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Stanford engineers develop fuel cell that can deliver record power-per-square inch at record-low temperatures
Monday, October 21, 2013
Bumpy redesign of solid oxide membrane offers more surface area for reaction and leads to better performance.
Stanford students' solar-powered car places fourth in international race across the Australian outback
Friday, October 11, 2013
Luminos, the solar car built by Stanford students, crossed the Australian outback in five days, finishing fourth overall in the World Solar Challenge. Stanford was the first American team to the finish line and notched the team's best result in decades.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interdisciplinary team creates 'microbial battery' driven by naturally occurring bacteria that evolved to produce electricity as they digest organic material.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thirteen middle school teachers came to Stanford to learn about nanotechnology and to develop hands-on activities to use in their classrooms.
Friday, June 28, 2013
William Chueh is honored by the International Society of Solid-State Ionics for his pioneering use of X-ray spectroscopy to improve electrochemical reactions central to batteries, fuel cells and water splitting membranes.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Stanford scientists have developed inexpensive silicon-based electrodes that dramatically improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
New synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The new material's artificial "atoms" are designed to work with a broad range of light frequencies. With adjustments, the researchers believe it could lead to perfect microscope lenses or invisibility cloaks.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Two faculty members at the School of Engineering join one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous design in converting the sun's light and heat into electricity.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web, drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature’s most intriguing structures. The work could lead to new “bio-inspired” materials that improve upon nature.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A microscale technique known as optical trapping uses beams of light as tweezers to hold and manipulate tiny particles. Stanford researchers have found a new way to trap particles smaller than 10 nanometers - and potentially down to just a few atoms in size – which until now have escaped light’s grasp.
Monday, December 3, 2012
In an interview on the day of his induction as a Stanford Engineering Hero, Craig Barrett, a former professor in the School of Engineering who rose to be CEO/Chairman of Intel, reminisced about his career, the central role of research universities in America’s economic past and future, and how to remain competitive going forward.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have elected Professor Zhenan Bao as a Fellow. Bao is one of just six Stanford scholars named to AAAS this year.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Award honors staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Stanford's research mission.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Researchers in Stanford’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering are using models derived in mechanical labs to look closer at how ultraviolet radiation changes the protective functions of human skin.